Beloved by the Clintons and the Obama’s, the elegant Cape Grace hotel sits right on the waterside – offering guests exclusive use of its very own quay. Being so central to the famed V&A Waterfront ensures nights out on the tiles without the worry of getting home. There is nothing cookie cutter about Cape Grace; she wears her historical naval crown proudly - as nautical inspiration meshes with antique touches. There is an indulgence of senses as the artwork, furnishings, and design elements have been picked to evoke a stirring within. Marble bathrooms, French doors with harbour views and freshly cut flowers beside the well-dressed bed encourage a sigh of delight every time you click the door closed. With 122 rooms, this boutique gem manages to make every corner feel unique. The staff ensure that every second of your stay is a seamless delight – offering orientation tours and wine tastings and never mispronouncing your name. If you decide to stay put for the evening then the in-house Signal Restaurant won’t disappoint with its white linen, heavy crystal chandeliers and dreamy butter curry risottos and tingling raspberry sorbets. Afterwards, head to the Bascule Bar for the best selection of whiskeys in town.
From top, See the sunrise over Table Mountain; curl up in the Cape Grace library Opposite, clockwise from top left, African chic meets euro style at Ellerman House; plunge into the garden pool; a room with a view at the Ellerman House Villa